Population: 113,532Median home value: $278,100 72 Ranks better than 61% of areas
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A+ Arvada Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Arvada Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Colorado
1099% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Arvada cost of living
B Arvada Crime Total crime is 5% lower than Colorado
Total crime
2,9287% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 357% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
9%Year over year crime is up
Arvada crime
C+ Arvada Employment Household income is 15% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$72,01030% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,54123% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%20% lower than the US average
Arvada employment
C Arvada Housing Home value is 5% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$278,10051% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,13920% higher than the US average
Home ownership
73%15% higher than the US average
Arvada real estate or Arvada rentals
F Arvada Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
37%24% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Arvada K-12 schools or Arvada colleges

Living in Arvada, CO

Arvada is a mid-sized city located in the state of Colorado. The city has a population of 113,532 people. The majority of Arvada residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. 78% of the people in Arvada (over the age of 15) are married and 62% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Arvada is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Colorado, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Arvada and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Arvada to Colorado and the national average.

The livability score in Arvada is 70/100 and the city is ranked in the 61st percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Arvada ranks very well for amenities (A+). There is at least one category that did not score well in Arvada. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (D-), weather (D) and education (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Arvada, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Cussler Museum, and West Woods Golf Club.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Arvada has a violent crime rate of 162 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Arvada is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Arvada come in at $278,100, which is 5.1% higher than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Arvada, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 7.1% lower than the Colorado average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Arvada will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Arvada, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.9%.

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Compare Arvada, CO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Arvada, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dayton Triangle, Aurora7914.27,850
South Boulder, Boulder7415.216,230
Lodo, Denver7268,519
Alamo Placita, Denver718.111,380
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Washington Park, Denver709.214,825
Cherry Creek, Denver709.36,586
University, Denver7011.217,164
Southeastern Denver, Denver6713.4123,683

Best Cities Near Arvada, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glendale CDP, CO8610.678
Meridian, CO8522.33,327
Superior, CO839.712,928
Seven Hills, CO8320.598
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pine Brook Hill, CO82201,091
Louisville, CO7911.919,972
Leyner, CO7917.227
Crisman, CO7822.5402
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Mountain Beauty and Modern Comfort - Arvada, CO

My wife and I stopped in Arvada Colorado last year, and had the opportunity to spend a little time there. Arvada is nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Be sure to plan on being there before dark to see the beautiful mountain sunset. Being a history lover I was excited to visit the historic downtown area, and to learn that Arvada was the first place in Colorado to have gold discovered. The find was on Ralston Creek, where a spot of land has been set aside to honor the discovery.

This is by no means a gold rush town. The city of Arvada is a modern city, with all the luxuries you would expect to find in such a place. Arvada hosts attractions and festivals all year long, with themes ranging from chocolate to scare crows. Arvada also houses over 125 mile of bicycle and walking trails. These trails connect with others that can take you west to the Rocky Mountains or east to Denver.

Located in the midst of several major highways and right on the Amtrak rails makes the city more than convenient to stop in. I promise you won't be disappointed with your stay in Arvada.
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